News Releases and Other Information

2017

  • September 20 - Statement on Mayor’s Management Report 2017

  • September 14 - DOC at a Glance Report

  • August 24 - 29 Former and Current Rikers Island Inmates Indicted for Brutal Assaults in the Jail

  • July 27 - DOC Statement on Inmate Returned to Custody

  • July 18 – DOC Reform In Action

  • July 17 - DOC Investigators Discover Weapons Cache Meant for Inmate

  • June 22- REPORT - Smaller, Safer, Fairer: A Roadmap to Closing Rikers Island

  • June 13 - DOC Young Adult presentation at the Board of Correction meeting

  • June 9 - DOC Names Acting Chief of Department

  • May 31 - DOC Fact Sheet – Body Scanners

  • May 22 - Largest-Ever Class of 902 Recruits Shows Agency’s Strength

  • May 22 - Acting First Deputy Commissioner Cynthia Brann Graduation Remarks

  • May 12 - Statements from Mayor DeBlasio and Commissioner Ponte Announcing Commissioner Ponte's Retirement

  • May 12 - DOC statement on First Deputy Commissioner

  • May 9 – DOC Appoints Acting Deputy Commissioner Investigation Division

  • May 8 - Commissioner Ponte's City Council Budget Hearing Testimony

  • May 1 - DOC Statement on Departmental Vehicle Use

  • April 28 - Statement on Department of Investigation Report

  • April 27 - DOC at a Glance Report

  • April 4 - Statement of Commissioner Ponte on the Selection of Warden Raleem Moses for the NYC Management Academy

  • March 31 - Statement from Mayor Bill de Blasio on closure of Rikers Island

  • March 29 - Mayor de Blasio Announces Re-entry Services for Everyone in the City Jails by End of This Year

  • March 27 - NYC Dept. of Correction Holds Vendor Event for Minority and Women-Owned Businesses

  • March 24 - Mayor de Blasio Announces 18% Drop in City Jail Population Since Taking Office

  • March 20 - Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark, State Sen. Jeff Klein Visit Rikers Island Prosecution Bureau

  • March 20 - First Deputy Commissioner Honored As 'Influential Black Woman'

  • March 16 - NYC DOC Appoints first Staff Chaplain

  • March 9 - Commissioner Ponte Budget Testimony before the New York City Council Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services

  • February 27- BRONX MAN Will Serve Consecutive Prison Terms for Violence in Rikers Jail

  • February 14- Fact Sheet: Restraint Desk Use in Enhanced Supervision Housing

  • February 14 - Mayor De Blasio appoints James Perrino to Board of Correction

  • February 3 - DOC at a Glance Report

  • January 17- DOC Fact Sheet – Reducing Jail Violence

  • January 17- Commissioner Joseph Ponte testimony before the New York City Council committees on Fire and Criminal Justice Services and Public Safety regarding Prosecuting Violence in the City's Jails

  • January 12- NYC Dept. of Correction Receives Federal Grant to Help Inmates with Mental Health Needs

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